The Board will support the work of CRC and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by CRC’s chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:
Leadership, governance and oversight
• Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements CRC’s strategic plan
• Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by CRC for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
• Approving CRC’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
• Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO
• Assisting the CEO and Board Chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members, volunteers, and donors
• Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
• Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
• Representing CRC to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
• Ensuring CRC’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities CRC serves
The Board will ensure that the organization has the financial and human resources it needs to fulfill its mission. CRC Board Members will consider CRC a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that CRC can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, CRC expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity and to participate in fundraising events.
CRC’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional three-year term. Additional one-year extensions to the two three-year terms may be approved by the Board on an annual basis. Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings will be held at the discretion of each committee. It is expected that Board Members will attend at least 75% of Board and assigned Committee meetings either in person or via teleconference.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about CRC’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members and volunteers. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
• Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
• A commitment to and understanding of CRCs clients and mission
• Strong diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and building consensus among diverse stakeholders
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of CRC’s clients
Service on CRC’s Board of Directors is without remuneration.
It is expected that Board Members will complete and sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure.
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